William Paterson University of New Jersey (WP)

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William Paterson University of New Jersey can be found in Wayne, NJ, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About twelve thousand students are enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey.

The majority of students getting into this school have scored in-between 920 - 1100 on the SAT exam. This school has an acceptance rate of 68% with 21% of applicants deciding to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the WP acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 64%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wpunj.edu.

Overall WP Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for William Paterson University of New Jersey was reported as 68.1% in Fall 2013 with over 8,940 college applications submitted to WP. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for William Paterson University of New Jersey has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 65.3%
  • 2010-2011: 63.3%
  • 2011-2012: 61.8%
  • 2012-2013: 60.8%
  • 2013-2014: 68.1%
  • Projected WP Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 64.3%

How Does WP Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for WP is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Montclair State University65.3%
Ramapo College of New Jersey55.3%
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus73.4%
New Jersey Institute of Technology65.5%
Rutgers University-Newark54.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

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